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CORRECTED-India reports record daily jump of 69,652 in coronavirus infections

(Corrects new infections to 69,652, new deaths to 977, total deaths to 53,866, from 69,672, 997, and 53,886 respectively)

BENGALURU, Aug 20 (Reuters) - India reported a record daily jump of 69,652 coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 2.84 million, data from the federal health ministry showed.

It reported 977 new deaths, taking the total to 53,866.

India is the worst-hit country in Asia and third only behind the United States and Brazil in terms of number of cases. (Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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